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“Updateringar” is the name of Update's lecture series. It is a play on the Swedish word “uppdateringar”, meaning “updates”. The lectures are free and open to everyone.

To participate, join this BigBlueButton room. Feel free to ask questions! The presentations will not be recorded. For further lectures by Update see Update's mini-conference. All times below are in CET/CEST.

  • 2021-04-10, 19:00: Get to know the PDP-8 through emulation
    Pontus Pihlgren (Update)
    An emulator is a program that pretends to be a computer different from the one the emulator is executing on. This allows execution of software intended for a physical computer that you do not have. In this talk Pontus will explain the basics by implementing a fully working PDP-8 emulator and explaining each instruction and feature along the way. The end result is a working emulator in less than 1000 lines of C code. And hopefully you will walk away with both an understanding of the classic PDP-8 computer and emulation.
  • 2021-05-08, 19:00: Forth: from the minicomputer to the microcontroller
    Jan Bramkamp (CCCHB)
    Forth is an almost esoteric programming language in the eyes of most modern programmers, but still worth learning if only to expand your horizon. On modern microcontrollers the strengths that made Forth stand out in on 1970s minicomputers are relevant once again: fast enough execution, low worst case latency, full control over the system, powerful metaprogramming, and interactive development. This presentation will show how to overcome the initially near vertical learning curve and get the Mecrisp Stellaris Forth system running on a STM32 microcontroller without breaking the bank. Prior exposure to microcontrollers or assembler is helpful, but not required. Once the Forth system is running we will use it to explore either the hardware it's running on or its implementation and available implementation tradeoffs.
  • 2021-06-12, 19:00: How to start and run a computer museum
    Thiemo Eddiks (Oldenburger Computer-Museum)
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